Turn The Ship Around
BLUFDavid Marquet's leadership transforms the USS Santa Fe from worst to best performing submarine crew.
Captain David Marquet’s (Retd.) command of the USS Santa Fe demonstrates powerful transformational leadership. The worst submarine crew were considered the best performing crew by the end of his tenure. How did he do it? Marquet challenged traditional military authoritarianism approaches by driving down decision making to empower subordinates while providing clarity of purpose and creating a safe leader-leader environment. He believes leaders make more leaders when they give control and leaders must help people feel safe to promote effective thinking. How could you implement Marquet’s recommendations in your workplace?